JOHN THOMAS ANDERSON Anderson, 70, of Alpine, died February 26, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. He started as an associate at Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in Austin, eventually becoming a partner. In 1993, he helped form Malios, Lynch and Anderson in Austin, and, in 1994, he became a solo practitioner. In 2005, he moved his practice to Alpine, specializing in criminal law, and practiced there until his death. Anderson was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served two tours in Vietnam, earning two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and a Combat Infantryman Badge. He left the Army in 1972 as a captain. Anderson is survived by his daughter, Berit Edelson; sons, John and Cyrus; brother, attorney Steve Anderson; and three grandchildren. J.F. EWERS JR. Ewers, 92, of McAllen, died March 27, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. Ewers was a partner in Ewers, Toothacker & Ewers in Mc- Allen from 1950 to 1986. He also was a pilot, hunter, and fisherman. Ewers served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1944 to 1947. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Louise; sons, attorney David, J.F. III, and Alan; daughter, Michelle Craig; seven grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. HON. ALFRED STERLING GERSON Gerson, 89, of Beaumont, died August 16, 2013. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953. Gerson was a legal aid attorney for Jefferson County from 1955 to 1959, an attorney in private practice from 1959 to 1984, and judge of the County Court at Law No. 1 in Jefferson County from 1984 to 2011. In 2006, Gerson received the Blackstone Award from the Jefferson County Bar Association. He also enjoyed hunting, sport shooting, and the outdoors. Gerson served in the U.S. Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, in the Merchant Marine from 1948 to 1951, and in the Texas State Guard from 1966 to 2005, when he retired as a lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Helen, and three grandchildren. JOHNNY PAUL ARNOLD Arnold, 64, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died June 24, 2014. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. Arnold was a partner in Lavender, Rochelle, Barnett, Franks & Arnold from 1978 to 1986, a partner in Holman Arnold & Cranford from 1986 to 1997, and a solo attorney from 1997 to 2014. He loved spending time with family and friends at the Caddo River and was an avid Razorback fan. Arnold served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Penny; son, Tyler; daughter, Carly; mother, Era; brother, Dan; and two grandchildren. ALLEN B. CLUCK Cluck, 81, of Austin, died January 5, 2015. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968. Cluck was an attorney in the Houston oil and gas industry and then was self-employed with Allen B. Cluck, Attorney at Law. His retirement years were enjoyed with family and friends at his farm near Winchester and in Austin. Cluck served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bette Jo; daughters, Christina Wilson and Catherine Cluck; and four grandchildren. MAYO J. GALINDO Galindo, 85, of San Antonio, died March 27, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1952. Galindo served in the U.S. Marine Corps and returned home to practice with the City Attorney’s Office and then became a prosecutor with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. From 1961 until his death, he was a solo practitioner and city attorney for Live Oak, Hill Country Village, Balcones Heights, and Bulverde. Galindo was a member of several law-related committees, including those that screened applicants for bar admission, planned compensation for court-appointed criminal attorneys, organized mentoring for new attorneys, and implemented legal services for indigent persons. He also served as a prosecutor for a grievance committee, chairman of the San Antonio Municipal Civil Service Commission, and chairman of the San Antonio Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission. He considered himself a lawyer first and served people from all walks of life so long as he believed their cause was just. Galindo is survived by his wife of 63 years, Iva; son, Mayo Jr.; daughters, Diana and Sabrina; brothers, Raymond and Gus; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. GEORGE REED ALEXANDER JR. Alexander, 83, of Dallas, died February 25, 2015. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958. Alexander began his legal career with a twolawyer practice in Dallas and soon became in-house counsel for life insurance companies in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Lexington, Kentucky. He advanced to vice president and general counsel of the Rio Grande National Life Insurance Co. and, after a merger, continued with Kentucky Central Life Insurance Co. In 1971, Alexander joined the newly formed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he was deputy regional administrator in Dallas, director of regional operations in Washington, D.C., and regional administrator in Chicago for Illinois and five other states. After returning to private practice in Fort Worth, Alexander retired to the Virgin Islands and Spain for several years, but in 1990 returned to Dallas as regional counsel to EPA Region 6, where he remained until his permanent retirement in 1993. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed horses and sailing. Alexander is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nan; sons, George III, John, and Doug; brother, Dan; sister, Bobbie; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. STEVEN ELDRIDGE LANE Lane, 64, of Cypress, died December 8, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1974. Lane was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2007 and was also a member of the Tennessee Bar. He was deputy general counsel to Lennar Corp. from 1987 to 2008, an attorney with Gardere Wynne Sewell in Houston from 2008 to 2012, and deputy general counsel to Lennar in Houston from 2012 to 2014. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Allie. WILLIAM L. “BILL” HUGHES JR. Hughes, 83, of Arlington, died March 9, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. Hughes was an assistant district attorney for Tarrant County from 1956 to 1958; an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas from 1958 to 1965, serving as chief of the criminal section from 1961 to 1965; an attorney with Cantey Hanger from 1965 to 1981; judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County from 1981 to 1991; and a mediator with Cantey Hanger from 1991 to 2001. He also was a district director of the State Bar of Texas from 1974 to 1977, president of the Tarrant County Bar Association from 1980 to 1981, and a member of the bar’s Pattern Jury Charges Committee from 1976 to 1984. Hughes served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from 1953 to 1955. He is remembered as honorable, fair, humorous, and an animal lover. Hughes is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; son, William L. III; sister, Helen Schrickel; three grandsons; and one great-grandson. ROBERT JIRCIK Jircik, 92, of Houston, died November 29, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. Jircik practiced in Houston and was known for his sense of humor and service to those in need, at times delivering briefs in verse and accepting cakes as payment. Family was the joy of his life. He loved the opera— having been a supernumerary at the Houston Grand Opera—and history, art, and traveling the world. Jircik served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, participating in four landing operations including the Battle of Okinawa. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy; sons, Stanley, Mark, and Daniel; daughter, Susan McClure; brothers, Clayton and Victor; sister, Vivian Muckleroy; and five grandchildren. LESLIE R. BONNER Bonner, 79, of Bullard, died January 31, 2015. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Bonner was Freestone County judge and then an attorney for Hunt Oil Co., handling real estate and oil and gas matters for Hunt Properties and Hunt-Stephens Investments. He was instrumental in developing commercial real estate in Richardson and Plano and a master-planned community in Arizona. Bonner retired as a trustee for Reliance Trust. He was a loving family man, friend, person of faith, and patient listener. Bonner served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban missile crisis. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elisabeth; son, Tom Reid; daughters, attorney Amy Drott and Anna Kate Brown; sister, retired attorney Ann Gokey; and five grandchildren.
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